Skip to comments.Study: More female drivers mistakenly hit gas pedal (your tax money at work for this?)
Posted on 04/13/2012 11:18:34 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
Accidents in which drivers mistakenly hit the gas instead of the brake tend to involve older female drivers in parking lots, a new government study has found. One of the study's most striking and consistent findings was that nearly two-thirds of drivers who had such accidents were female. When looking at all crashes, the reverse is true about 60 percent of drivers involved in crashes are male, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study noted. Another finding: Gas pedal accidents tend to occur more frequently among drivers over age 76 and under age 20. The age disparity showed up in both an analysis of more than 2,400 gas pedal accidents in a North Carolina state crash database and an analysis of nearly 900 news reports of such crashes. In the state database, accidents were almost equally likely to involve drivers under 20 as over 76, but in news reports about 40 percent of accidents involved elderly drivers four times as many as young drivers.
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See, even more government waste. If we wanted to cut this we’d be called anti-science by the people who think man causes global-warming, babies aren’t human and also that males and females can somehow change their sex.
But we are anti-science. lol.
This is part of the “ war on women”
Of course women mistake the gas pedal. Men mistake the accelerator.
Gas pedals are sexist. The laws of motion are sexist too, as is almost all of physics.
This admission, of course, our continuing War on Women.
You go, go, go girl.
How many of these women are transgender....
I have had this problem since the 90’s.
It is from nerve damage in the legs. I won’t drive a car unless it has a center emergency brake!!
“about 60 percent of drivers involved in crashes are male”
It may be my age group, but, unless sick, I always drive my wife. As far as I know, so does everybody else, hence the 60% figure.
Women drivers no survivors...
Could it be that women, especially older women, are shorter and can’t reach the brake pedal in a hurry?
Well, I guess it couldn’t be more clear! We need new laws to solve this!
I was going to work today and some lady was at a stop light and had somehow put her car in reverse. I noticed she had it in reverse so I gave 20 feet or so of room behind her. Sure enough when the light changed she punched it and went in reverse for about 5 feet before stopping.
No man will ever ADMIT that he stepped on the wrong pedal!
Yeah, another bundle of tax money down the rat hole.
In reference to drivers and accidents, it’s been my experience that the most dangerous drivers on the road are young males driving pickups.
They generally tend to be very aggressive and reckless drivers.
Closely followed by young females driving compact cars and sports cars.
I own a chain of car washes and have observed all this for years
With exceptions here and there....my aunt...dixiechick2000 who have both had formal sports driving training
Women simply drive worse
And old people
And teen boys drive wildest...young men too
Old Indian women....fuggedabouit
as opposed to the thirty-something babe who almost t-boned me because she had her face buried in an Egg McMuffin...
Dual air bags.
How did you happen to enter the car wash business?